It is our great honour and pleasure to welcome Jorg Riommi, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Groupe Central and Eastern Europe as the newest member of the Golden Drum Hall of Fame, a selected group of visionaries and dreamers who have fought courageously and passionately for the progress of the creative industry.
Established in 2010, Hall of Fame celebrates those who have, through their professional career and personal life, influenced our creative minds and souls. Creative leaders who have inspired and motivated us, and who now guide us to move forward in our endeavours.
ʺI’m extremely humbled, proud and happy for the induction in the Hall of Fame of the Golden Drum festival, the most recognized and important creative and advertising festival in the greater CEE region. I have many, many people to thank for this - all those who believed in me at the beginning and along the way, and all the amazing Publicis Groupe talent who contributed to do what we did, together.
If someone would have told me this when I first arrived in Romania 15 years ago as a young copywriter, I would never have believed them. For me, to join such an esteemed line-up of fellow ‘hallers’ is a true honour. It is also a great confirmation that in your work, as in life, it’s always crucial not to listen to the average, but rather to do your thing with passion, take risks and put yourself on the edge. Because it’s there, where magic happens.” – Jorg Riommi, Publicis Groupe.
Jorg strongly believes that creative/advertising festivals are fundamental for our industry as they set a benchmark of quality and reward innovation. He has left a great mark on the Golden Drum Festival. Over the years, he has inspired and fuelled our creativity as a speaker, jury member, he has won the title of ‘Creative Director of the Year’ and has helped Publicis achieve the prestigious title of ‘Network of the Year’ at Golden Drum 2021. He is known as a passionate, hardworking and dedicated creative leader who believes nothing is impossible.
Creative leader driven by world-changing power of ideas, Jorg Riommi is an italo/german creative leader based in Bucharest, Romania.
As Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Groupe Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), he oversees the creative output of the Groupe’s creative brand agencies across 14 markets. He is also the Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Groupe Romania and a member of Publicis, Leo Burnett and Saatchi&Saatchi Global Product Committee (GPC).
Prior to his current role, he has been part of Saatchi & Saatchi in Rome, S. Juan Puerto Rico, Bucharest, Frankfurt and Berlin, and a join creative for several network projects in Madrid, Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, Geneve, Brussels, Milan, New York amongst others.
He has also been part of several international juries including Cannes Lions 2017, Dubai Lynx 2018, London International Awards 2019, One Show 2020, D&AD 2021 and was the regional Chair for Europe and Global Judge at the Andy’s 2022.
Jorg's work gained more than 300 awards including multiple Grand Prixs and Golds at all the major advertising festivals such as D&AD, Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, LIA, Eurobest, Golden Drum, ADC. He’s particularly proud of his D&AD Black Pencil.
In recent years, he was part of the team behind Burger King’s iconic Moldy Whopper global campaign that has been ranked #1 most awarded advertising campaign in the world by the WARC ranking 2021.
Prior to this, he led Publicis Romania to clinch the Agency of the Year title at Golden Drum 2016.
Under his leadership, Publicis Groupe Central & Eastern Europe’s creativity was widely recognized at leading global, regional, and local creative and effectiveness competitions including Cannes Lions, Golden Drum Festival (Network of the Year 2021), Euro Effie and The Drum Ranking. Locally, Publicis Groupe agencies are also ranked #1 in Creativity across Romania, Russia, Serbia, Latvia and Ukraine in 2021.
He was ranked #7 most awarded Chief Creative Officer in the world by The Drum ranking 2021 and the Creative Director of the Year at Golden Drum Festival 2021.
He continues to believe in the world-changing power of ideas and that nothing is impossible.
About Golden Drum Hall of Fame
A wall is just a wall. But whoever’s name is inscribed on it, briefly brushes against immortality. Then a wall becomes The Wall. Golden Drum Festival has in its twenty-seven years attracted great visionaries and dreamers who fought courageously and passionately for the progress of the creative industry.
As time goes by and people move forward, we tend to forget the names of those that have set the foundations, upon which professionals of today build great things. Established in 2010, the Golden Drum Hall of Fame virtual wall reads the names of great women and men. The list grows with careful consideration and a sense of gratefulness to those, whose names and actions we should never forget. Each new member needs to be confirmed and accepted into the Hall of Fame by the existing members.
Members of the Golden Drum Hall of Fame in alphabetical order
Jure Apih, Adrian Botan, Farid Chehab, Michael Conrad, Ivan Čimburov, Meta Dobnikar, Dushan Drakalski, Csaba Gosztonyi, Andrey Gubaydullin, Ami Hasan, Mariusz Jan Demner, Jaime Mandelbaum, Jiri Mikeš, Juli Nemes, Johannes Newrkla, Günseli Özen, Milka Pogliani, Ulrich Proeschel, Jorg Riommi, Jason Romeyko, Daniel Ružička, Dragan Sakan, Juraj Vaculik, Vital Verlič, Jarek Ziebinski and Darek Zatorski.